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Egypt adjourns Mursi trial due to bad weather

Mursi, who is being tried along with 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood members was unable to reach the courthouse

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The trial of Egypt’s ousted former President Mohammad Mursi has been adjourned till Tuesday due to bad weather conditions, state television reported Sunday.

Mursi, who is being tried along with 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood members on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in Dec. 2012, was unable to reach the courthouse.

Mursi and the other Brotherhood figures are also on trial for breaking out of jail during the 2011 uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak and for conspiring with foreign powers and moves to destabilize Egypt.

Defense lawyers had requested that the presiding judges in those two cases withdraw, after private conversations between the defendants and their lawyers were allegedly taped and a newspaper leaked an exchange between Mursi and his lawyer Selim al-Awa.

Defence lawyers also complained about the sound-proof glass cage in which the accused are held during court hearings, designed to prevent Mursi and other defendants from outbursts that interrupt the proceedings.

Mursi is also set to face a fourth trial for insulting the judiciary.